Dock in Sanford

Dublin Core

Title

Dock in Sanford

Alternative Title

Dock in Sanford

Subject

Waterfront Districts
Lakes & ponds
Lake Monroe (Seminole County and Volusia County, Fla.)
Steamboat Lines
Steamboats--Florida--St. Johns River--History
Water transportation
Sanford (Fla.)

Description

A dock in Sanford, Florida in 1934. Sanford's location on the shore of Lake Monroe played a significant role in the growth of the city as a commercial hub. Lake Monroe is a part of the St. Johns River which served as a commercial highway through central Florida before the railroads were built. Steamships carrying essential goods would travel up and down the St. Johns River and dock at piers in small towns along the way. Henry Sanford purchased the land for the city in 1870 and from the start he saw the potential for the site to become an important transportation location, saying that the new city would be the Gate City of South Florida. Throughout the 1870's and early 1880's commercial steamboats played a significant role in the development of Sanford. Henry Sanford encouraged investment in the growing town and formed a land company based in London to bring in new investors. Also during 1880 construction started on the South Florida Railroad. The line was to have a stop in Sanford and would help to continue to develop the city as a commercial center. The town grew prosperous from this business which led to the establishment of several wharves, a railroad station and a hotel. With the introduction of the railroad steamships became less important to the commercial business in Sanford, but the city was already established as a center for distribution. In 1913 Sanford was named the county seat to the newly formed Seminole County.

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, May 31, 1934: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, item 117, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1934-05-31

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

1.4 MB

Medium

8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.814051, -81.265998

Temporal Coverage

1880-01-01/1880-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.G.1.4; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.K.G.3.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.G.1.4; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.1.G.1.6; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.4; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.3.G.4.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.7.2; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.3; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5 SS.8.G.2.1; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.5.12; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4 SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.G.3.5; SS.912.G.5.1; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.7.4

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Fry, Sarah

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "A Brief History & Walking Tour of Sanford." Sanford Historical Society, Inc. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/id16.html.
Preserve America Community: Sanford, Florida.Preserve America. http://www.preserveamerica.gov/06-25-07PAcommunity-sanfordFL.html.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Transcript

Sanford Dock, Sanford Fla. 1880

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 inch

Locations

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